Who the Hellas?

How it started?   What I photograph?  Why I photograph? Who I photograph?  Where I photograph? What is HellasArts?  What is PhotoGraphical? 

With Feona Lee Jones in Walnut Creek shooting Water for Notes.

With Feona Lee Jones in Walnut Creek shooting Water for Notes.

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER I went out into the woods to take pictures.  I had no idea I would end up finding myself there.  Those walks grew into a portfolio and then blossomed into ten years of shows, exhibitions and demonstrations.  The first public showing was at the historic Ximenes Fatio House in St. Augustine, Florida.  North Florida Wild then found a home at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Research Reserv

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

I went out into the woods to take pictures.  I had no idea I would end up finding myself there.  Those walks grew into a portfolio and then blossomed into ten years of shows, exhibitions and demonstrations.  The first public showing was at the historic Ximenes Fatio House in St. Augustine, Florida.  North Florida Wild then found a home at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Research Reserv

Colorful aberramus a proposito, et, ne longius, prorsus, inquam, Piso, si ista mala sunt, placet. Quae tamen a te agetur non melior, quam illae sunt, quas interdum optines. Quam nemo umquam voluptatem appellavit, appellat; At enim hic etiam dolore. Quae est igitur causa istarum angustiarum? Quantum Aristoxeni ingenium consumptum videmus in musicis? Prioris generis est docilitas, memoria; Fortasse id optimum, sed ubi illud: Plus semper voluptatis?

Colorful

aberramus a proposito, et, ne longius, prorsus, inquam, Piso, si ista mala sunt, placet. Quae tamen a te agetur non melior, quam illae sunt, quas interdum optines. Quam nemo umquam voluptatem appellavit, appellat; At enim hic etiam dolore. Quae est igitur causa istarum angustiarum? Quantum Aristoxeni ingenium consumptum videmus in musicis? Prioris generis est docilitas, memoria; Fortasse id optimum, sed ubi illud: Plus semper voluptatis?

AVAILABLE LIGHT SHOOTER My preference is to use whatever light is present (or not) and advantage my rig to capture what my eye sees, without the need to draw power (inspiration) from the wall.  This style of street photography gives me the opportunity to drift in and out of the light and the shadows - unencumbered.   Had a studio in St. Augustine, Florida - loved it.

AVAILABLE LIGHT SHOOTER

My preference is to use whatever light is present (or not) and advantage my rig to capture what my eye sees, without the need to draw power (inspiration) from the wall. 

This style of street photography gives me the opportunity to drift in and out of the light and the shadows - unencumbered.   Had a studio in St. Augustine, Florida - loved it.

Dr. Approved aberramus a proposito, et, ne longius, prorsus, inquam, Piso, si ista mala sunt, placet. Quae tamen a te agetur non melior, quam illae sunt, quas interdum optines. Quam nemo umquam voluptatem appellavit, appellat; At enim hic etiam dolore. Quae est igitur causa istarum angustiarum? Quantum Aristoxeni ingenium consumptum videmus in musicis? Prioris generis est docilitas, memoria; Fortasse id optimum, sed ubi illud: Plus semper voluptatis?

Dr. Approved

aberramus a proposito, et, ne longius, prorsus, inquam, Piso, si ista mala sunt, placet. Quae tamen a te agetur non melior, quam illae sunt, quas interdum optines. Quam nemo umquam voluptatem appellavit, appellat; At enim hic etiam dolore. Quae est igitur causa istarum angustiarum? Quantum Aristoxeni ingenium consumptum videmus in musicis? Prioris generis est docilitas, memoria; Fortasse id optimum, sed ubi illud: Plus semper voluptatis?

CLASSICALLY TRAINED I found the space in-between the notes at the St. Augustine Music Festival 2012, 2014, 2015 by hanging out at the practices and then pretending I was one of the performers when the show was on.  The spectacular acoustics in our Nations oldest Cathedral  

CLASSICALLY TRAINED

I found the space in-between the notes at the St. Augustine Music Festival 2012, 2014, 2015 by hanging out at the practices and then pretending I was one of the performers when the show was on.  The spectacular acoustics in our Nations oldest Cathedral

 

LIGHT BENDER Most people are unaware of the chaos occurring as light smashes, crashes, splashes, spills and then pours down over whatever is in it's way.  I cannot not witness it.  

LIGHT BENDER

Most people are unaware of the chaos occurring as light smashes, crashes, splashes, spills and then pours down over whatever is in it's way.  I cannot not witness it.  

GRAPHICALLY INCLINED While living out the life of the full time, busy photographer - there has always been a inner  

GRAPHICALLY INCLINED

While living out the life of the full time, busy photographer - there has always been a inner

 

Full Circle What's with all the circles?  Well, in 2017 I was standing by the Dock of the Bay, with my Camera and my brother Mike.  We were watching the tide roll away - because that's what you do there...anyway, I knew instantly that this was the place where the moon dropped right down onto the top of the Bay Bridge.  There it sat and enjoyed the view of the city with us.  It was very peaceful, far from the 'catastrophe' silly movies want you to believe.  Click for the Full Circle portfolio.

Full Circle

What's with all the circles?  Well, in 2017 I was standing by the Dock of the Bay, with my Camera and my brother Mike.  We were watching the tide roll away - because that's what you do there...anyway, I knew instantly that this was the place where the moon dropped right down onto the top of the Bay Bridge.  There it sat and enjoyed the view of the city with us.  It was very peaceful, far from the 'catastrophe' silly movies want you to believe.  Click for the Full Circle portfolio.

Georgia Journeys

Georgia Journeys 2015.  This view into the historic Goodyear Cottage in Jekyll Island, Georgia. 

Georgia Journeys 2015.  This view into the historic Goodyear Cottage in Jekyll Island, Georgia. 

Posters and Graphic Design.

North Florida Wild One my early poster designs, a small troop of Grassroots Angels plastered these all over St. Augustine and brought a record attendance to my first show in Ponte Vedra, Fl.

North Florida Wild

One my early poster designs, a small troop of Grassroots Angels plastered these all over St. Augustine and brought a record attendance to my first show in Ponte Vedra, Fl.

Painted Yoga Goddess Born from a spontaneous call to art/action.  Body Painter Heather Aguiiera brought Yogi/Model Pam to me  

Painted Yoga Goddess

Born from a spontaneous call to art/action.  Body Painter Heather Aguiiera brought Yogi/Model Pam to me  

St. Augustine Music Festival Often my Photographic energies are captured by my inner Graphic Artist.  Having previously done design work for this great group, this piece was designed, then commissioned. 

St. Augustine Music Festival

Often my Photographic energies are captured by my inner Graphic Artist.  Having previously done design work for this great group, this piece was designed, then commissioned. 

HellasArts Gallery & Studio & Camera Obscura

My former Gallery & Studio on San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine, Florida.  So as not to scar the walls, I installed a hanging system that remains in use today.  Though it looks like expensive systems, it is old school ingenuity plus a big hardware store = my budget thanked me.  In addition to serving as a wonderful photography studio and gallery, when IN STUDIO mode, doubled as a Camera Obscura.  See image on the right.

My former Gallery & Studio on San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine, Florida.  So as not to scar the walls, I installed a hanging system that remains in use today.  Though it looks like expensive systems, it is old school ingenuity plus a big hardware store = my budget thanked me.  In addition to serving as a wonderful photography studio and gallery, when IN STUDIO mode, doubled as a Camera Obscura.  See image on the right.

Camera Obscura It's just as much fun to experience the Camera Obscura live.  It is very easy to do and is so magical, Leonardo DaVinci asked this about it,  "Who would believe that so small a space could contain the image of all the universe?"  The quote goes on to marvel even further.  Imagine that.

Camera Obscura

It's just as much fun to experience the Camera Obscura live.  It is very easy to do and is so magical, Leonardo DaVinci asked this about it,  "Who would believe that so small a space could contain the image of all the universe?"  The quote goes on to marvel even further.  Imagine that.